Nov 17 Venus shadow 11 Cap 05 Begins
Dec 19 Venus retrograde 26 Cap 29
Jan 29 Venus direct 11 Cap 05
Mar 1 Venus shadow 26 Cap 29 ends
Approximately every eighteen months Venus has a five-week retrograde. Our last Venus retrograde was in Gemini during May 13-June 25, 2020. The current Venus retrograde is between 26 and 11 degrees of Capricorn. The last time we had a Venus retrograde near these degrees of Cap was Dec 2013-Jan 2014. Take a moment and consider what was going on for you at that time.
Venus, like its buddy Mercury, moves through the zodiac lickety-split and benefits by a slow down to catch its breath and consider important revisions or re-dos. Even if a person has no understanding of astrology, the connection between Venus and love is universally understood. But in astrology it is not love per se that is Venus it is VALUES. We value love so we share it and seek it. Venus also rules money which we value, so we share it and seek it. Things that we consider valuable are Venus. Whenever we have a Venus retrograde, we can determine what we value as important, and we also take time to assess how we are valued by others.
Venus in Capricorn understands one catch phrase more than any other: “Less is more”. Those people who have Venus in Capricorn will take their time and save their money and spend a lot on one item that they consider important or valuable. Where others may buy this or that and have no guard rails when sharing their love. Venus in Capricorn people are not prone to frittering away their money or their love. Venus in Capricorn is very practical. It also understands time is money. Time is a valuable resource, and we take pause when anyone is careless with our time or other people’s time.
During this Venus in Capricorn retrograde we will assess what we value. We will relish practicality and what it takes to ‘get the job done’ --whatever is the ‘job’. While we can look back to the previous retrograde in Dec 2013, we should note that this Venus retrograde has more punch given it is in conjunction with Pluto. Pluto takes us down to our knees whenever it touches a planet. Normally Venus conjuncts Pluto once a year but due to the degree of Pluto and the zone of degrees for the retrograde there will be three contacts between Pluto and Venus starting December 11 and ending March 3, 2022. Pluto is the most intense planet in the zodiac and it’s; black or white, all or nothing, everyone or no one, extreme nature puts the normally light and breezy Venus in a bit of a bind. Venus who doesn’t seek confrontation and tries to avoid skirmishes is challenged by Pluto. We should anticipate stories in the news where some person, perhaps someone we respect who majorly screws up. Or maybe someone or some group is injured or hurt or abused or neglected. We may see guard rails of protection fail. It is a long haul from Dec 11 – March 3 and we can see a lot of stories that will speak to love, money, abuse, weakness of characters and flaws in systems. We may also see stories that speak to love and extreme caring. Stories that tap the love of power or on the other side, the power of love will be in the news. On a personal level wherever, transiting Pluto is in our chart it has probably been challenging, having Venus hang there for a few months may bring a new light touch. A gesture of kindness feels like a mountain of good.